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A Texas judge has ruled the CDC's eviction moratorium during the pandemic is unconstitutional

The Maricopa County constable signs an eviction order on October 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. John Moore/Getty Images A federal judge in Texas struck down the constitutionality of an eviction moratorium. The moratorium aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 due to housing instability. But several landlords argued that the moratorium violated their rights as property owners. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal judge in Texas ruled that an eviction moratoriu...
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Appeals Court Eyes California Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in other states. An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case after two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constituti...
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While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

While the president visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is heading to Texas on Friday to survey storm recovery efforts. But he won't be meeting with either Sens. Cruz or Cornyn. Cruz will be giving a speech on cancel culture at CPAC that day instead.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the hardest hit areas ...
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While Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC while President Joe Biden visits Texas. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is heading to Texas on Friday to survey storm-recovery efforts. But he won't be meeting with Sens. Ted Cruz or John Cornyn. Cruz is set to give a speech on cancel culture at CPAC that day. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the areas hit hardest by the winter...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ted Cruz, Houston, Biden, Winter Storm, Cruz, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Cancun


Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A federal minimum wage hike was struck from the stimulus package on Thursday. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats instead will propose to strip tax deductions from large corporations who don't pay workers at least $15 an hour. He also said they would provide incentives to small businesses so that they can raise...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Minimum Wage, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, Msnbc, Vermont, Stimulus, Bernie Sanders


Biden Discusses Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray Region With Kenyan Leader: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, discussed the crisis in Ethiopia’s...
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Biden Disappointed in Senate Official's Minimum Wage Ruling: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden is disappointed in the ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that the chamber cannot include his...
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Amendment Would Ban ‘Servitude’ By California Prison Inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, churn out vehicle license plates, mop prison floors and myriad other tasks — all for wages that rarely top a few dollars a day. Opponents want to end what they call a visage of slavery. They propose to amend the state Constitution’s ban on indentured servitude to remove an exemption for people who are being punished for crimes. Prison labor predominantly impacts Black and Latino people who make ...
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Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
Tags: Health, Politics, Education, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Union, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Biden, San Diego County, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


After a chaotic year, Biden moves to reclaim the USPS, despite a defiant Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020 Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Postmaster DeJoy testified Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the postal crisis.  The same day, Biden nominated three people to open positions on the agency's governing board. If all are confirmed by the Senate, the board would...
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America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarization in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that Congress is, themselves, so polarized that they can’t seem to agree on how to do…Read more...
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TV Bits: ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2, Craig Robinson’s ‘Killing It’, Rose Byrne in ‘Physical’, Judy Greer Joins ‘The First Lady’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peacock picked up new shows starring Craig Robinson and Chris Redd Get a first look at Rose Byrne in the Apple TV+ series Physical Find out who Judy Greer is playing in Showtime’s First Lady See the first photos from Jamie Foxx‘s new series Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me Hear about BBC’s latest streaming service All that and more First up, Peacock has ordered two new scripted series to add to the streaming service’s library. An Untitled Craig Robinson Project former...
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Massive conservation bill would preserve Rim of the Valley, extend San Gabriel Mountains monument

A giant California conservation bill that would preserve 1 million acres of land from the banks of the Los Angeles River to the forests near the Oregon border will go before Congress for a historic vote on Friday, Feb. 26. Four representatives, each adding a piece of the preservation pie, said in a virtual press conference Thursday that their long-suffering efforts have been re-born by a Democratic majority in the House and what could be a dramatic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by Vice Pr...
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'We have to fight this together as one,' President Biden tells governors of pandemic response

While some tensions still exist between the White House and states, governors are appreciative of President Joe Biden's responsiveness.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after accusing him of being 'practically and morally responsible' for the insurrection

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images McConnell said he would support Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee in 2024. The comment came days after he accused Trump of being "practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol insurrection. "Absolutely," McConnell said when asked if he would back Trump again if he won the GOP nomination. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Don...
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Chief warns: Militia groups want to ‘blow up the Capitol’

By Zachary Cohen, Marshall Cohen and Whitney Wild | CNN Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman warned Thursday that militia groups involved in the January 6 insurrection want to “blow up the Capitol” and “kill as many members as possible” when President Joe Biden addresses Congress. Pressed by House lawmakers to provide a timeline for removing the razorwire fencing and other enhanced security measures installed after the US Capitol attack, Pittman said law enforcement remains concerned...
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Joe Biden speaks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman before release of Khashoggi murder report

White House says president ‘affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law’
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Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but didn't say if they discussed Khashoggi's murder

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Yasin Akgul/Getty Images Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but it's unclear if he mentioned Khashoggi. The call came ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder. The report was expected to implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Visit the Business section of Insi...
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The $15 minimum wage is struck from the Democratic stimulus plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Liz Lynch/Getty Images The $15 minimum wage was struck from the Democratic rescue plan, per a Senate Democratic aide familiar with the decision. It means the Democratic package will not have a wage increase included for hourly workers. Sanders has played a critical role shepherding the provision through the reconciliation process. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday evening that a $15 minimum wage ...
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McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after accusing him of 'dereliction of duty' over the insurrection

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images McConnell said he would support Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee in 2024. The comment came days after he accused Trump of being "practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol insurrection. "Absolutely," McConnell said when asked if he would back Trump again if he won the GOP nomination. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Don...
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Biden tells Americans not to let their guards down as new COVID-19 variants spread

President Joe Biden speaks about US supply chains on February 24. Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden warned against COVID-19 complacency in the face of new variants.  Biden said that getting back to normal "depends on all of us." COVID-19 cases are on the decline, and vaccinations are ramping up in a race against the variants. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden warned Americans against getting complacent about COVID-19 as the threat of new variants c...
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Congress wants a closer look at US special operations after 2 decades of secret missions and scandals

Rep. Ruben Gallego speaks during House debate of an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote, after protesters stormed into the US Capitol, January 6, 2021. House Television via AP Sprawling and secretive military operations over the past two decades have been a target for criticism. With a new House Armed Services subcommittee, Congress hopes to provide more scrutiny. "The landscape has changed in terms of what threats are out there," Rep. Ruben Gallego told Insider. Visit the Bu...
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Biden warns Americans not to let their guards down as new COVID-19 variants spread

President Joe Biden speaks on U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden warned against COVID-19 complacency in the face of new variants.  Biden said that getting back to normal "depends on all of us." COVID-19 cases are on the decline and vaccinations are ramping up in a race against the variants.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden warned Americans aga...
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The House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people in passing the Equality Act

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., right, with Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., is behind Nadler. Jacquelyn Martin/AP The House passed legislation expanding civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community.  The bill passed by a vote of 224-206 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes. Biden made clear his suppo...
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Neera Tanden’s Fate Lies With 1 Moderate GOP Senator

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is undecided on Biden's pick to lead a key White House office. She could be the decisive vote.
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Biden Speaks With Saudi King Amid Rumors of Damning White House Report

The conversation came as the White House plans to release a damning report calling out Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in killing Jamal Khashoggi.
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Biden's Aid Bill Wildly Popular With Americans -- Except Republicans in Congress

By Jarrett Renshaw, Andrea Shalal and Trevor HunnicuttWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is losing hope that congressional Republicans will...
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Biden Talks to Saudi King, Stresses Human Rights and Rule of Law: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday, stressing the importance of human rights and...
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California Supreme Court Upholds Ending Adult Trials For Teens Ages 14, 15

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping. The state high court found the law did not conflict with Proposition 57, approved by voters two years earlier, that allowed judges to decide whether young suspects should be tried in adult court. “The amendment is fully consistent with and f...
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South Dakota's legislature is moving to impeach its attorney general after investigators uncovered a hit-and-run victim's glasses in his car

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg in Washington, DC in September 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images South Dakota's attorney general is facing impeachment and calls to resign. AG Jason Ravnsborg was charged with three misdemeanors in connection to a fatal car crash. New details have since emerged with the victim's glasses found in Ravnsborg's car. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is facing impeachment proceedings and...
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